Based out of Chicago, Audiotree describe themselves as "a multi-faceted artist discovery platform" which is a bit wanky...but we'll let them get away with it. They produce studio sessions, live-streaming concerts, music videos as well as a whole host of other stuff.
It's the studio sessions that are the jewel in the Audiotree crown however, and I'm here to share with you five of my favourite recordings shot by the lads and lasses from Chicago.
Whilst touring their third record No Grace, the trio from Scotland popped in to the Audiotree studios to lay down their brand of gritty alternative rock. I'm a massive fan of these guys, and they put on a great session, firing out all the big singles from No Grace whilst finishing on one of my favourites from their Coke Float record.
- No Grace
- Gone So Long
- Oh The Places You'll Go
- Catherine 1956
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Sorority Noise are incredible and you should put whatever you're doing to one side and check out this session right now. There's also some great in between track banter between the presenter and the band, which helps them come across as genuinely nice guys.
I'd definitely have a beer with these boys.
- Art School Wannabe
- Dirty Ickes
- Your Soft Blood
Proof that can you bring just as much energy to a studio session in front of 10 people as you can to a live gig in front of a 1000 people. This set is straight up rock n roll and features Jason Aalon Butler leaping across the place like a caged animal. Essential viewing.
- Banshee (Ghost Fame)
- Enemies [Enemigos]
- Virgin Dirt
- The Fear Fever
- Fix Me (Black Flag Cover)
- Dreamer's Disease
And So I Watch You From Afar
Who needs vocals when you have devastating hammer ons and fuzz pedals? And So I Watch You From Afar have done two sessions for Audiotree, but their second is really quite something. Frenetic energy, coupled with interesting song structures has always been the post rock genres winning formula, but the shock and awe aesthetic that ASIWYFA bring to their tracks helps them stand out from the rest.
- Run Home
- A Beacon, A Compass, An Anchor
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
They have a band name which really does split opinions down the middle. Love or hate it, the argument soon fades into obscurity after you hear what these guys are capable of. A unique vocal performance and some laid back, yet atmospheric rock n roll vibes really make this session something special. GREAT STUFF.
- Devil Like Me
- Cocaine Jesus
- American Shoes
- Lady Lie
So there you have it, support the guys the really do deserve it. If you like what you hear you can check out their website here - https://audiotree.tv